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Coyotes Sign Hextall to Entry-Level Contract

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Friday, April 22, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Brett Hextall to an entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 5-foot-11, 195 pound Hextall appeared in 39 games as a Junior with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux this season, registering 13-16-29 and 63 penalty minutes. In three seasons at North Dakota, Hextall recorded 39-42-81 and 242 penalty minutes in 115 career games with the Fighting Sioux.

The 23-year-old native of Manhattan Beach, California was tied for third on the Fighting Sioux in power play goals this season with six. He finished his career with 19 and is North Dakota's active leader. He is the son of former NHL goaltender Ron Hextall who played 13 seasons in the NHL with Philadelphia, Quebec, and the New York Islanders.

Hextall was drafted by the Coyotes in the sixth round (159th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
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